The Story of Bracebridge, Ontario, 1860-1914 / 2nd edition
by Robert J. Boyer
From arrival of first settlers in 1860 to world war in 1914, this year-by-year chronicle of Bracebridge details social life, governance, politics, commercial and economic growth, crime and punishment, sports and cultural activity in Muskoka's capital town
This follow-on chronicle of Bracebridge history, compiled by the town's 125th Anniversary Book Committee, picks up where Robert J. Boyer's history left off, with year-by-year accounts of local events from 1915 to 1999.
An author, journalist, researcher, editor, printer, and public speaker, Robert Boyer's life-long career with words began in ernest at age 19 when he became a newspaper editor, as his son Patrick recounts in this biography.
A story of love and betrayal, this newest 2018 book by Ontario’s first Indigenous lieutenant governor and best selling author James Bartleman deals with the biggest issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples today.
With over 12,000 miles of canoe routes and nearly 400 lakes Algonquin Park is famous worldwide as a paddler's paradise. Kevin Callan has canoed these routes for two decades and his advice and descriptions of these 25 routes make it easy for you to join in
Featuring 25 of the best canoe routes in Ontario's Kawarthas, Haliburton, Muskoka, and Georgian Bay regions, this guide is full of photos and original maps showing all access points, important river features, and accurate portage lengths.
Captain Levi Fraser's 1940s history of Muskoka brings back to life our district's history with engaging portraits of our major lakes and towns, resorts and tourism, lumbering, boating, cultural life, newspapers, social and religious activity, local govern
Gerald A. Archambeau's life traces the leading edge of race relations in the workplace and shows how personal courage combined with a full repertoire of responses from a strong fist to detailed record-keeping of discriminatory practices and persistence in
Author James Dickson knew the Algonquin highlands better than anyone. His classic 1886 book is an account of a canoe trip, but more, it is a demonstration of woodland skills and a key to understanding Canadian essentials.
Michael Runtz, an adventurous photographer of superior skill, is close to Nature both physically and in understanding. Without his captivating book, even Algonquin Park aficionados may never see Beavers use split claws to comb their fur, or aptly-named Crossbills prying open pine cones.
The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs
by Harry B. Barrett and Clarence F. Coons
A Canadian invention that very few persons have heard of had a profound effect on the pine logging industry during the late 1800s and the early decades of the1900s. The logging of eastern white and red pine in Ontario's Ottawa Valley, the Georgian Bay and
Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many lives: a scapegoated law clerk in England; a soldier in the mad Crimean War; a lawyer on swirling Broadway Avenue in New York. His escape from each was wrapped in deep secrecy.
At the age of six, Martha is taken from her family in the Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario and flown to a residential school. There, she is punished for speaking her Native language and “fed” to the attendant priest with an attraction to little girls.